Our mission . . .
is to prepare students to become professionals in teaching and related fields of sport science and wellness based upon current professional standards and ethics. Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers and school leaders. We educate our students to serve people of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and health conditions. The department applies its knowledge bases, through various technologies, to both research and service activities within the University setting and to community constituencies.
Our faculty . . .
are innovative and highly experienced in wide range of sport, exercise, and health areas. Our new facilities in Infocision Stadium allow them to implement the latest technologies in their teaching, like the Hydroworx pool and the BodPod. Our faculty are active in current research and national organizations; they are involved with local community agencies and school districts. Meet our faculty
Our programs . . .
aim is to help improve the quality of life and health of individuals, families and communities. Specifically, our department focuses on the development of sport, exercise, health and wellness programs that promote physical activity and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. In order to serve the University of Akron community, we offer a variety of programs supporting our mission.
- sport management/sport
- exercise physiology
- strength conditioning/coaching
- pre-physical therapy
Specialization allows our students to increase their marketability to potential job employers by having the needed specific theoretical and applied knowledge.
Learn more about our programs by following the links above or at left.